Bath Christmas Lights
Thursday, 18th July 2019
Bath is the perfect cityscape to dress for the festive season so the Bath Christmas lights are always popular. It is already a beautiful place with the most wonderful architecture that any adornments will just add to.
Bath has long ditched any multi-coloured lighting opting for in-keeping white chandelier type lighting that suits its Georgian backdrop and denotes an air of class. It has also put pay to any celebrity switch on event opting for a quiet lighting up of the city’s main areas.
Milsom Street see’s the biggest Bath Christmas lights stretched right across this wide shoppers mecca which always makes for an excellent picture, for those whose Instagram feed needs it….Add to this, the Bath Christmas Market that is now extended to this part of Bath, with several festive looking chalets. In 2018 a public piano was added too with various groups and musical lovers taking their star turn.
Southgate shopping centre has annually themed lights on its now famous walkways it always a must see too. Abbeygate Street asked a local school to use recycled items in 2018 to decorate this part of the Christmas Market, which they did beautifully!
In fact, many of the side streets or shopping areas have their own and quaint festive lights. See Walcot Street, Margaret’s Buildings, Kingsmead Square and Widcombe for more festive lighting.
The Abbey area holds the biggest and best of the lights with the annual (and huge) Christmas tree installation in front of the Bath Abbey and Pump Rooms. A traditional tree with simple white lights that always looks impressive. The tree sits next door to the colourful, fragrant and bustling Bath Christmas market chalets (November 28th-December 15th) creating a very special atmosphere.
We wish you a joyous trip to Bath at Christmas. See our post on things to do in Bath at Christmas for more ideas!